Cinnabar Theater to Present “Amy and the Orphans” February 11th-20th, 2022
Petaluma’s premier theater company, Cinnabar Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nathan Cummings and Executive Director Diane Dragone, is proud to present “Amy and the Orphans” a play by Lindsey Ferrentino, performing February 11th-20th, 2022.
Estranged siblings Maggie and Jake may be adults, but when their elderly father passes away, they still wish a “grown up” could sort it all out. Their biggest worry: How to break the bad news to Amy, their younger sister with Down syndrome who has lived in a state home for years. Together with Amy’s caregiver Kathy, the family makes their way down the Great American Long Island Expressway, where they find out just how little they know about their family and each other. It seems only Amy knows who she really is!
Cinnabar Theater is thrilled to welcome Julie Yeager, an actor with Down Syndrome, as she takes on the title role of “Amy”. A frequent performer at Alchemia, Julie is also the author of a published book of poetry entitled “This Will Be The Day”. Joining Julie, Cinnabar welcomes Michael Fontaine as Jacob, Mary DeLorenzo as Maggie, Jannely Calmell as Kathy, Gina Alvarado as Sarah, and Justin P. Lopez as Bobby.
To greater connect to the community Cinnabar is partnering with Alchemia a local organization that nurtures the creative expression of individuals with disabilities as a vehicle for personal growth and accomplishment.
Alchemia’s Artistic Director Liz Jahren will be a consultant for this production facilitating aspects such as Alchemia artists work being featured in Cinnabar Theater’s lobby and after show talk backs through the run of the show
Artistic and Educational Director Nathan Cummings will direct this six actor play. The creative team for Amy and the Orphans will include Brian Watson, Set Designer; Wayne Hovey, Lighting Designer; Donnie Frank, Costume Designer; Brittany Law, Sound Designer; and Ross Tiffany-Brown, Stage Manager.
Nine performances will be presented live at Cinnabar Theater.
Cinnabar will be offering 3 online live streamed performances of Amy and the Orphans, Feb 18, 19 and 20th.
Friday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.
All live performances are priced $35 (general), $33 (senior) and $25 (students/military).
Tickets for all nine performances are now on sale via www.cinnabartheater.org or call (707) 763-8920.
Cinnabar Theater is a fully vaccinated company with COVID compliance protocols in place. The entire Cinnabar Theater staff and all members of Amy and the Orphans – production staff, cast and crew are fully vaccinated; actors will not be masked throughout the performance. All audience members must be vaccinated, show proof of vaccination at the door and wear a mask inside the theater.